September 2023 Gazette

As children across the island have returned to school, Andy Hay takes an alternative look at home schooling, and the innovative ways that his parish, St Finnian’s Belfast, is supporting home educators.

Paul McFadden speaks with Karen Jardine, Public Affairs Officer of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland about the challenges facing the PUL (Protestant-Unionist-Loyalist) community in Northern Ireland.

Diocesan Focus comes from the newly enlarged diocese of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe where it has been a busy year of consolidation.

Stephen Farrell looks back at the devastation of the Omagh bombing, which happened 25 years ago in his home town. A high watermark of suffering for those too young to remember the horror of the 1987 Enniskillen bomb.

We learn about the new conservation plan for Christ Church Cathedral, as Lynn Glanville reports from Dublin on the interesting developments.

In the fifth of his series looking at the seven deadly sins in the modern age, John Deane-O’Keeffe considers gluttony, and wonders if we haven’t bitten off more than we can chew.

In her gardening column, Rae McIntyre looks forward to Spring, and advises what we should be planting now to ensure a colourful display.

All this and much more in your September Gazette,